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#1 Old 01-13-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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I'm new to vegetarianism and really not sure where to start. I'm not the best of cooks but want to change that and learn to cook tasty healthy meals for myself. I know recipes are available online but I haven't a clue where to begin or what to look at or for. So I'm wondering can anyone recommend any vegetarian cookbooks for me. Nothing too complicated because as I said I'm not a very good cook right now. I'm also open to vegan suggestions since I hope to go vegan eventually and don't see the point not eating vegan dishes as  much as possible even if I'm not fully vegan yet.

 

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#2 Old 01-13-2013, 06:42 AM
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Hi Hariet! I'm not the best of cooks, either, but I know some websites with delicious looking food!

 

http://www.maplespice.com/

http://gormandizewithus.blogspot.com.au/

http://fragrantvanillacake.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.amandasapron.com/about/

http://www.ohladycakes.com/

http://www.rawmazing.com/

http://www.therawtarian.com/

http://theveganstoner.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/

http://www.vegalicious.org/

http://www.vegiehead.com/vegan-paleo-recipes.html

 

Raw deserts are pretty easy to make: all you need is some measuring cups, a Vitamix (I use a coffee glinder and mix with a fork), one big and one small mixing bowl, a lasagna dish and the ingredients in the recipe! grin.gif

 

http://www.thewannabechef.net/2011/08/15/hazelnut-chocolate-cake-rawvegan/

http://www.everyoneisvegan.com/2012/09/raw-vegan-nutella-cream-pie.html

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-caramel-apple-pie/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-vegan-carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-cashew-cream-cups/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-chocolate-cashew-tarts/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-mini-chocolate-cream-cakes/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-coconut-lime-cream-pie/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-coconut-lemon-bombs/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-chocolate-hazelnut-cheesecake/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/hazelnut-chocolate-snowballs/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-coconut-pie/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/foodandhealth/recipe-raw-chocolate-fudge-cake/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-double-chocolate-cherry-cheesecake/

 

(Sorry for the link storm!)


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I prefer cookbooks to online sites.   I guess I'm just old.  lol

I suggest going to your local Barnes and Noble and checking out the cookbook section.  There are so many wonderful cookbooks out there.  Some are specifically made to be to easy, or to be cooked within 30 mins.   Others will be based on ethnicity.    Find one the speaks to you.   

Anyway, that's where I would start.  

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Chloe's Kitchen cookbook and her website are great!
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Chloe's Kitchen cookbook and her website are great!

Yay for Chloe!!  I have her cookbook right here.  "Vegan Diner" by Julie Hasson  also looks yummy.  

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#6 Old 01-13-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks for all the recommendations guys. Was planning to have a nose around a few bookshops soon but feel I might be more successful if I have an idea what I'm looking for.

 

No need to apologise for the link storm Ewe, good to have a list of sites to check rather than just sifting through google results. Also was quite happy when I clicked on Maple Spice and found out she was living in Ireland like me. It means she's less likely to post recipes featuring ingredients not available to me.

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Thanks for all the recommendations guys. Was planning to have a nose around a few bookshops soon but feel I might be more successful if I have an idea what I'm looking for.

 

No need to apologise for the link storm Ewe, good to have a list of sites to check rather than just sifting through google results. Also was quite happy when I clicked on Maple Spice and found out she was living in Ireland like me. It means she's less likely to post recipes featuring ingredients not available to me.

 

Glad I didn't strike you! tongue3.gif

 

That's lucky! I see lot of American recipes that require wierd things like liquid smoke and nutritional yeast (which are not easy to find!), and the first time I cooked with one, I used an actual cup to measure the ingredients and ended up with a very sticky toad-in-the-hole!


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#8 Old 01-13-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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I just got "Where It All Vegan" for Christmas. It has a lot of pretty great recipes. I'm not a huge cook book or recipe guy for that matter (more a just throw stuff in a pot and see what happens kind of guy), but there are a lot of recipes on how to make vegan alternatives to things (liquid "eggs"  or feta "cheese" for example), and a lot of dips and spreads which I find to be the really interesting stuff.

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Go to amazon.com, look up vegan cookbooks and look for the "look inside feature". They have tons of full recipe pages you can browse (copy) to check if you'd be interested. I've bought all mine from amazon.

I say vegan because even though you may still eat eggs/dairy you'll be getting the real education of what it takes to get everything from plants. Too many people become vegetarian and rely on dairy and eggs to replace meat. Not good.

 

What kinds of food do you like now? What are your resources in shopping, like natural food stores, farmers markets, or big groceries?

 

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